What’s it going to take for western civilization to finally acknowledge war has been declared by Islamic Jihadism? It’s time to call our enemy by name, abandon our politically correct Islamophobic-pandering and stop defending people who commit egregious crimes in the name of Islam.
They aren’t going to stop killing us. Terrorism is on the rise.
An atrocity just occurred. It was the third major terror attack in France in less than a year. Thursday’s blindside in Nice was another heinous act committed by a 31 year old Tunisian man named Mohamed Lahoualej Bouhlet who drove an enormous truck through throngs of people with one intent only, to target innocents by violently killing as many people as possible.
It was Bastille Day, France’s symbol of Democracy and a festive fireworks occasion guaranteed to bring out tourists and locals, about 30,000, happy to celebrate the day. Bouhlet succeeded in killing more than 84 people, including ten children, 202 injured, 50 critically, using a truck as a weapon of war which is nothing new. Palestinian car-ramming attacks are used frequently to terrorize and kill Israelis, a country that’s withstood terrorist attacks for decades largely unsupported and disrespected by the EU and certainly France. The shoe is suddenly on the other foot.
These attacks are hard to detect and easy to commit. They occur spontaneously with little planning involved. Mowing down a horde of pedestrians with a truck takes no training.
Still, we’re learning now Bouhlet rented the truck on July 11th and failed to return it. The attack occurred on the 14th, three days later. An enormous truck undetected for days until 9:34PM when his carnage began. Weaponized everyday life vehicles can no longer be ignored. ISIS encourages vehicular mayhem. An enormous unattended truck should be suspect.
The toll of terrorist attacks destroy many lives in addition to those who die. It impacts the survivors left behind who carry the pain of their loved ones violent deaths. There are the injured who are often grievously maimed, forced to live lives that will never be the same. The toll is incalculable when we consider the breadth of those affected by each attack.
In 2008, 7,654 were killed by terrorists under President Bush. It rose a whopping 426 percent to 32,658 in 2014, an 80% increase from 2013 in which 18,111 terrorist fatalities occurred. To provide more perspective, the 2015 Global Terrorism Index reports 61,000 terrorist attacks since 2000, taking 140,000 lives in total.
So when will logic prevail? When we elect leaders who affirm our enemy is Islam and Muslim. That their intent is to convert or kill the infidels, to change us from within. So why aren’t we listening? It’s time to devise our own strategy and abandon our need to protect people who want to kill us.
There are Muslims who disdain Islamic Jihad but when they do, they must become part of the solution by supporting the host countries in which they choose to live and assimilate. If they do not, then that privilege should probably be rescinded. Offering up freedom should require a reciprocal pledge of allegiance.
This isn’t racism. It’s our right to defend our lives.
Here are tactics we can use to help secure our lives: We can justify profiling Muslims because they threaten our safety. We have a responsibility to morally protect ourselves from evil no different from WW II. We should go to the places where hate is preached, to the mosques where radical preachers can be identified and to neighborhoods where Jihad festers to stop terrorist cells before they manifest. Surveillance and intelligence must be beefed up allowing our security agencies to do their jobs while protecting our civil rights as much as possible recognizing we’re in a state of war. Borders must be secured. Deportation considered along with incarceration.
Muslim organizations like CAIR should be examined to determine in whose best interests they operate. We should shut down any group that promotes extremism along with professors who preach pro-Islamic hate in any of our institutes of higher learning.
Terrorism in Europe has risen in part because of Jihadist infiltration amidst the thousands of migrants Angela Merkel sanctioned imposing her poor judgment on the EU. Their failed policy of multiculturalism continues to allow Muslim immigration.
When a despotic political movement attempts to legitimize itself within the trappings of a religion and then creates radical Jihad disorder, we cannot easily separate the good Muslims from the bad and we shouldn’t be expected to. Muslims need to get their arms wrapped around themselves. The radicalized among them taints them all. But this isn’t racism. It’s our right to articulate their behavior and then protect ourselves. They kill us. And we justifiably take steps to stop them. No apologies required.
We should not be surprised by Brexit or the rise of Prime Minister Theresa May, a well respected and trusted political survivor who possesses a tough resolve and will fight for the UK’s Brexit affirmation while securing her country from radical Islam, a significant factor resulting in the Brexit vote. She’s a declared Conservative party leader who has emerged as the ‘unity’ candidate to succeed David Cameron. Her rise affirms the people’s decision for autonomy unencumbered by the rigid out-of-touch dictates of the EU.
All positive developments.
Europe may be moving in an anti-Islamic, anti-immigration direction. Resistance is building. We see it in polls and elections where extreme right parties are gaining in popularity. There is disillusionment with the political mainstream and growing support for far right parties who recognize the problems and will protect Europe from a feared Islamization.
In America, a Trump/Pence ticket addresses this Islamic enemy with no PC posturing. They’re the law-and-order candidates willing to confront those who seek to harm us unapologetically by calling them by name and promising to take action against ISIS and other groups who threaten our well being.
How long can we dither in mendacious denials that infuriate because they so obviously disavow the truth? Obama’s ideology isn’t founded on truth. It’s smoke and mirrors…..an effort to sell policies that damage and perpetuate lies while people die.
Differentiating truth from lies is daunting for many. Truth emerges big in this election year.
A leader who is willing to acknowledge our enemy much like Winston Churchill did in WWII makes that difference. It empowers us, nourishes our patriotism and mobilizes our reserve to fight. Many Americans are ready to fight. War has been declared. They know it! Facing this reality is our first step toward a saner response to an evil that moves closer and must be stopped.